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Would A Real Man Say That?


Kathryn Jane talks about writing from a male POV on the Sisterhood of Suspense blog today. Stop by and share your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you 🙂

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by Kathryn Jane

Good question.

I am a woman, and therefore, as enlightened as I like to think I am, I still have a female point of view…which can sometimes be annoyingly skewed.

As a writer, I am often writing in a male point of view and like to think I do a damned good job of it because throughout my life I have worked side by side with many men, and have a decent understanding of how the male mind operates. Or so I thought.

But here’s the thing.

Readers constantly say they love how real, how authentic my male characters are. But are they?  Or do I follow the myth of what women generally believe? Perhaps the men I create are the kind we would like to have in our lives.

The question then becomes, does it matter? Fiction is fiction after all, and creating characters a reader…

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JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romance who writes about smart, sassy females and tough, alpha males who learn the true power is love. Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: http://jacqbiggar.com You can follow her on at http://Facebook.com/jacqbiggar, http://Twitter.com/jacqbiggar Or email her via her web site. Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!

4 comments on “Would A Real Man Say That?

  1. Great question! I think it matters somewhat because we want what we are reading to feel real in order to believe it really could happen. But that said, I don’t find myself questioning it much, but I have seen it in reviews.

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    • Agreed. I think sometimes we overthink our writing. As long as the words flow and the story works, most readers aren’t going to dissect every line.
      Thanks for dropping by, Jennifer!

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  2. My kind of author with an excellent perspective of truth over challenges. Facts or fiction it is absolutely necessary to properly assess.Love this!

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